October 17, 2018

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Crime & Courts

Bragg v BOS ordered to trial: ‘Time to resolve this matter,’ says judge

Last Thursday, Judge Parker heard a list of outstanding issues that needed to be resolved before the case — which he said has dragged out for two years — goes to trial. County Attorney Art Goff and local attorney Mike Brown, both representing the BOS, argued that several points made by Bragg should be dismissed because they were irrelevant or invalid. Bragg’s attorney, David Konick, argued successfully that the allegations had merit. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Washington Post Office has new construction option within town limits

A private developer of U.S. Postal Service buildings has submitted an offer to buy a piece of property owned by the Town of Washington at the southwest corner of Warren Avenue and Leggett Lane with the aim of constructing a new post office. “It’s a serious enough offer that we’re taking it seriously,” said Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan, who took the Town Council into closed-door session Monday evening to discuss the proposal. […]

School/Education News

Behavioral health services to expand in county, public schools

The Rappahannock school system currently collaborates with the National Counseling Group, which provides therapeutic day treatment services through teleconferencing with psychiatrists (called tele-psych). But recently the NCG has offered to create a satellite office in Rappahannock County and provide services two days a week starting in 2019. […]

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Coats for (Rapp) Kids

For several years now, Knights of Columbus Fr. Maurice du Castillon Council 14755 has donated coats to Rappahannock County Social Services, each one helping a child in this county to be a bit more comfortable and secure during the cold days of winter. This year, Coats for Kids Director John Hagarty and Fred Eggers coordinated the effort for the local council. […]

School/Education News

Focus on honor: Among William Lynn’s lasting contributions to WCDS

Today the head of school is Jessica Lindstrom, and sitting on her desk is a sacred container (an owl-shaped cookie jar) known by WCDS students as “The Honesty Jar.” During a given week, when students find any lost coins or bills, they visit Mrs. Lindstrom’s office to deposit the money in the jar and receive a handshake from the head of school, who thanks them for their honesty. […]

Media

On the Air: Rappahannock Radio as good as it gets

If you’ve yet to listen to Rappahannock Radio you might be surprised by what you hear: two impressive hosts, an intriguing lineup of guests, with a show format and engineered sound so free-flowing and crisp it rivals National Public Radio. As the show’s website puts it: “Hear that sound? It’s the Hannock.” […]

Music

More than Three Good Reasons

It was a recipe for magic. At the Castleton Theatre House on the last Friday in September, Paul Reisler gathered together Three Good Reasons (his current ensemble), added the aromatic vocal flavor of Sweet Honey in the Rock alumnus Ysaye M. Barnwell, sprinkled in the tasty spice of Cheryl Toth and served it with grace, humor and heart to an audience of aspiring songwriters and Castleton patrons. […]

Photos

‘Do I hear fifty?’

After a lengthy absence in Rappahannock County, the rapid-fire speech of an auctioneer — known as an “auction chant” or “auction cry” — can be heard again, as the new company Thornton River Auctions and Real Estate has commenced bidding at 7 River Lane in Sperryville. […]

Photos

Reaping Rappahannock

From juicy apples and grapes to colorful pumpkins and winter squash, October is a busy harvest month in Rappahannock County. Seen here, a picker climbs a ladder at Jenkins Orchards in Woodville to reach for one last ripened apple that could wind up in a homemade pie. […]

Letters to the Editor

Can’t make this stuff up

National Security official, posing as llama farmer, uncovers local tabloid’s plot to sabotage her Farm Tour Day. Same ‘National Security’ official purports to read fellow taxpayers’ minds and files frivolous lawsuits on their behalf, costing the very taxpayers she was “protecting” tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. (She didn’t ask me). […]

Letters to the Editor

Kavanaugh from all sides

Comments from: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; Jack Wilson, Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia; Corey Stewart, 2018 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate; Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat; and Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat. […]

Letters to the Editor

Taste of Rappahannock — take two!

The most frequent comment we heard from the guests was: best food ever. So first: to the “Chefs of Rappahannock County” and foremost in our hearts, Chef Rachel of Griffin Tavern who coordinated all of the food served and prepared two dishes (and thank you and a shout out to Debbie Donehey who “loans” Chef Rachel to us for weeks of work). […]

Photos

Slow down — or else!

The detour is now in place at Route 211 over the North Fork Thornton River in Sperryville, and will remain in effect through at least mid-summer 2019 while crews replace the westbound bridge span. […]

Comment

A summer of stories, lessons and the power of listening

And so I’ve come back a few times to Rappahannock because it’s not a place with just one story. It’s not just a place of come-heres and been-heres, or even, really, a place with people that embrace those labels. It’s a place that is dynamic and ever changing, a place with people who are fighting for its future in their own way and recognize the importance of that change. […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Garden Club Meeting

    October 17, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Washington Volunteer Fire And Rescue, 10 Firehouse Ln, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Costello books

    October 18, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Child Care & Learning Center, 12763 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • "Dracula"

    October 19, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA 20109, USA
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  • Amissville methodist Breakfst

    October 20, 2018  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Old Fashioned Country Breakfast Buffet

    October 20, 2018  7:00 am - 10:30 am
    Willis Chapel, Huntly, VA 22640, USA
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  • FAFSA Day

    October 20, 2018  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Lord Fairfax Community College - Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Ln, Middletown, VA 22645, USA
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  • Graves' Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

    October 20, 2018  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Graves Mountain Lodge, 3626 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Syria, VA 22743, USA
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  • Brandy Station 14th annual show

    October 20, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Station, 19601 Church Rd, Brandy Station, VA 22714, USA
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  • Grand Finale House Tour

    October 20, 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Trinity Episcopal Church, 379 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Coppage/Woodard get-together

    October 20, 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Washington Volunteer Fire And Rescue, 10 Firehouse Ln, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Scrabble School Book Talk

    October 20, 2018  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    111 Scrabble Rd, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • Mandalete Performance

    October 20, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Tula's Off Main, 311 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • "Dracula"

    October 20, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA 20109, USA
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  • Community Square Dance

    October 20, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sperryville Fire Department, 11871 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Working Woods Walk

    October 21, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    11350 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station, VA 22957, USA
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  • "Community Conservation Day"

    October 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Park Lane, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • “Community Conservation Day”

    October 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Park Lane, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Rappahannock Community Conservation Day

    October 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Rappahannock Recreational Center, Warren Ave, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Grand Final House Tour

    October 21, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Trinity Episcopal Church, 379 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Graves' Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

    October 21, 2018  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Graves Mountain Lodge, 3626 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Syria, VA 22743, USA
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  • Harvest Festival Service

    October 21, 2018  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Trinity Episcopal Church, 379 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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